By Ray Golden of Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store Scottsdale
Who said your engagement ring should be the only ring on your hand? For those that love accessorizing with a lot of rings, fear not – there are plenty of ways to wear multiple rings alongside your engagement ring without looking like you’re overdoing it. And while your engagement ring is sure to be beautiful on its own, additional rings are perfect for those times when you want to give it a little extra pizzazz and put conventionality aside.
Accessorizing with extra rings is a fun and unique way to enhance your engagement ring, tie it into your outfit, mix and match metals, or simply add some more bling. Plus, they make a great present for anniversaries or birthdays to add on to the story of your marriage. Fortunately, there are many ways to wear rings to adorn your wedding and engagement rings.
1. Splash of color
Whether you’re matching a color to a specific outfit or just want to add some color to your wardrobe, a colored ring can surprisingly complement your engagement ring. Use colored gems to make a bold statement on an otherwise simple outfit and really stand out, or colored bands such as rose gold or yellow gold for a more subtle statement. The use of color can also be a way of pulling an outfit together.
2. Let words tell the story
A simple band with an engraving is a cute and fun way to accessorize your engagement ring. The message can be as simple as the word “love”, or something more meaningful and personal; both are sure to add a thoughtful aspect to your ring collection.
3. Mix & match
Matched metals are a thing of the past, as we’re seeing more and more women mix metals in their day-to-day jewelry, and even mixing the metals of their engagement ring and wedding band. Rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, etc., can all be mixed to create a fun and unique ensemble. If that’s just not your style don’t worry – the sleek look of matched metals will never go out of fashion.
4. Midi rings
Midi rings, often thin bands with simple details, sit above the lower knuckle and can add simplicity to your engagement ring while still showing off hands draped in rings. Midi rings can be stacked on top of each other or worn separately on different fingers.
Stacking rings have become more and more popular recently, and it can be done with any ring – even your engagement ring! Blake Lively was recently spotted stacking a black pavé diamond band on each side of her rock at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, effectively matching her black feathery gown. Stackable rings can be used like Lively, on either side of your ring or together on just one side of the ring. Switch up your stacked rings with simple bands as well as diamond bands.
With so many options for accessorizing with rings, the most important thing is to keep your own sense of style in mind. Whether you prefer to make a chunky, colorful statement or a simple, elegant one, your accessories should always reflect you!
About the Author
Ray Golden is the general manager of Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store in Scottsdale, which specializes in engagement ring settings and loose diamonds. The company also carries an extensive selection of wedding bands, promise rings, anniversary bands, three-stone rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. To learn more about Robbins Brothers of Scottsdale, please visit stores.robbinsbrothers.com/scottsdale.